Rooted in Jesus had an excellent and fruitful 2013, and we have posted the 2013 annual report on our website – you can read it online or download it by clicking here.
It was a busy year – the report contains the stories, the images, the details. But in summary,
- We facilitated conferences in 17 Anglican dioceses, and Growing the Church trained leaders from a further 5 dioceses in South Africa.
- We established a RinJ Tanzania office and handed over the running of RinJ in Tanzania to Bishop Stanley Hotay and his national colleagues Canons Jacob Robert and James Almasi
- We ran several RinJ Junior conferences in Tanzania, where in one diocese alone there are now almost 2000 children in Junior groups.
Over the last 10 years we have trained 8500 group leaders and 1500 Junior leaders, and others have been trained locally. Not all of those have gone on to lead groups, and it’s impossible to be precise about how many people have participated in RinJ groups – but it’s probably somewhere between 50,000 and 100,000 people. RinJ is standard now for confirmation preparation in many dioceses; in some the complete course is used as foundational training for lay ministers and community clergy; in others it’s now part of the syllabus in the diocesan Bible College.
2014 will bring its own challenges – we will be working again in South Sudan, if the situation there does not worsen; and in DR Congo as well. RinJ will be launched in three new countries, bringing the total to 18.
We continue to be dependent on your participation, your prayers and your financial support – so this comes with a big thank you to all of you, and with our best wishes for a blessed 2014.
Alison Morgan, Director, Rooted in Jesus